The tweet exchange between Deepika Padukone and Times of India was lapped up by the leading reporters as well as applauded by most within the industry and outside. However, in a recent interview, the actress has revealed that she was a little hesitant about the backlash from the incident.
As BizAsia reported on Sunday, Padukone had shown her discomfort and anger towards a report in Times of India focussed on her cleavage show at a promotional event back when ��Chennai Express�۪ was released last year. Apparently the paper had carried the same report after the event and re-reported it on Sunday. Talking about it, Padukone told NDTV, ���I feel violated as a woman��_ I had let it go then. But why publish it again a year after the event? For eyeballs? As actors, we go through a lot of scrutiny, criticism. I have the spine to absorb this kind of negativity�.
���In fact, I was frightened that it might all backfire on me, that the media will turn against me but that was not the case. I was surprised and overwhelmed,� added the actress.
Padukone�۪s stand provoked an hashtag on Twitter: #IstandWithDeepikaPadukone. Her actions were also praised by her contemporaries including Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma as well as the likes of Karan Johar and others.
Padukone�۪s next film ��Happy New Year�۪ will be releasing on 24th October but she is currently gearing up with the SLAM Tour which is heading to the US soon.
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